Cat’s journey: Half way there

Cat’s journey: Half way there   So Day 14, the half way point happened to fall on Valentines Day.  I remember how I felt on that day because I’d started to gain a sense that my libido was returning!  Without going into too much detail this was a big deal for me, my sex life…

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Do you really ‘Have to’?

The human brain is a funny thing. Despite all the effort I’ve made over the years to change my mindset and thought processes, I do often catch it slipping back in those old, engrained ways of thinking. Just this last weekend my girlfriend Alex and I were away for the weekend and as we were…

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Stomach exercises

Another question posed on the questions board at one of our Academy (Macclesfield Group Personal Training weight loss gym)s recently was “”Why don’t we do more stomach exercises?” I later spoke to the person who asked this question and she said that she would like to have more stomach exercises added to the group personal…

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WWJD: What would Jon do?

Some of you may have heard the expression WWJD before. his abbreviation normally means “What would Jesus do? ” and it’s an expression used by some religious people to evaluate their current situation and potential behaviours and to try and act in line with what Jesus would do. WWJD is something that several years ago, I adapted…

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Systems for dealing with stress

Over the years I have developed and incorporated numerous systems for dealing with stress into both my own life and the lives of my clients. If you haven’t already read it elsewhere on the website, stress is one of the key reasons that people gain body-fat. Consistently elevated stress levels lead to increased production of…

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Why am I hungry?

For those of you that don’t already know, at our Academy (Macclesfield Group Personal Training weight loss gym)s, at Macclesfield, we have a questions board. The purpose of the questions board is for members to ask things they aren’t sure about and to ask for additional help and direction in these areas. One of the…

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Failure is best endured shared

Regular readers of this blog will know that many of the skills and thought-processes, that I use now with clients and members, were things I first learned when I was an Area Manager at Fitness Agents about 4 or 5 years ago. Another one of these concepts is the concept that “Failure is best endured…

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You are not a number

When people come to see us at “The Academy (Macclesfield Group Personal Training weight loss gym)” their goal is nearly always the same. Initially, before we work to change their mindsets, and get them to look at things from a different perspective, nearly everyone that comes to us wants to change the number shown on…

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“Different effort, not more effort”.

One thing that people who are looking to lose weight often tell us is how much effort they find the things that they need to do to lose weight. A paradigm-shift that we often try and take with people like this is to look at these changes as not being more effort, just different effort.…

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We’re not superhuman

  We get this a lot….   Its ok for you guys you super fit and can do anything….   Really….I will come back to this later.   You see it doesn’t matter where you start from just as long as you start.   We have people from all walks of life in our Group…

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